Freeriding on the Nordkette

The first freeriders gather at the valley station of the Seegrubenbahn cable car on the Hungerburg long before the first gondola takes you up the Innsbruck Nordkette in winter. A place in the gondola must be secured in order to make one of the first tracks in the snow!

The incredible view of the snow-covered town, the endless succession of peaks in the surrounding mountains and, above all, the Hafelekarrinne make the Nordkette a unique ski area and leave lasting impressions.

Europe's steepest ski route

Every freerider's heart starts beating faster on the Hafelekar, as the Hafelekarrinne is one of the steepest ski routes in Europe. With a gradient of 70%, this ski route is reserved for real experts. The descent for those who like it extreme!

Powder snow days are particularly popular. When there is fresh snow, some locals are more likely to be found on the Nordkette than at their workplace!

Safety and facts

  • Only for experienced skiers and snowboarders!
  • Find out about the current avalanche situation in the ski area before skiing in open terrain! Snow hotline: Tel: +43 512 29334415
  • The avalanche commission of the city of Innsbruck and the Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen check the avalanche situation in the ski area daily for safety reasons. There may be delays in ski operations after fresh snowfall.
  • You are entering high alpine terrain. Alpine experience, correct risk assessment and avalanche transceiver equipment are essential.
  • Please follow the instructions of the cable car staff.